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. both prepping for the big debate tomorrow night. remember when newt gingrich clocked the governor in the south carolina debate last spring, romney came back strong in florida. the man who helped prepare the governor for those debates, brett o'donnell joins us now. you really know this turf because you worked for john mccain when he ran against barak obama in 2008 and now in the primary season, you worked for mitt romney. let's assess the governor's strengths and weaknesses as a debater first. strengths? >> well, i think the governor is a very good messenger. he's a good orator, he can deliver a speech. he's very good when he's on message and on offense. as you saw in the debates in florida against newt gingrich when he got on offense, the governor was very effective. when he leans into a debate, he can be pretty effective. >> bill: all right. weakness? >> weaknesses, when he gets -- like most every politician, when he gets defensive, that's when he makes mistakes. the $10,000 bet came when governor romney was being defensive about his health care policy and there have been other i
. >> bill: he got better? >> he certainly wasn't the worst. newt gingrich had great moments. mitt romney was pretty solid throughout. >> bill: who was that -- >> your estimation that the governor can hold his own against the pretty good debater, president obama? >> he had a couple weak moments, $10,000 and i'm running for office. he said some things that people said, what? but in 25 debates, you are going say some things. this time he has three debates and stakes are much higher so i expect them to be a little more fine tuned. >> bill: when he got annoyed after he got his butt kicked, he was better. >> he hired a new debate coach. then, after that guy all this attention for being so good and making a difference in the romney camp, now he is off the campaign. this guy has helped everybody. i'm trying to remember his name. >> bill: i think we should call him to come in next week. >> he is a republican guru that helps a lot of candidates do well. >> bill: if you are advising the governor and this is hypothetical, you say how aggressive does he have to be? as we talked about at the beginning
. 50% in the welfare arena after congress, newt gingrich and bill clinton -- >> it's wonderful. >> bill: we all agree that what they did in '96 was good for the country, for the poor, for everybody. we all agree? >> actually for poor people, yes. >> bill: so why on earth would he want to water that down? he being president obama? why would you want to do that? >> because states within to experiment -- >> bill: wait, wait. who cares whether states want to experiment? if the federal law is working for the good of the country. what do i care whether delaware or california wants to do something differently? why should i care? >> because over time, none of these federal or state or local, either laws work well. i send an intern out to these job centers to see what kinds of help they gave. they all just directed her to handouts. she had to struggle to get help. >> bill: if you say the work welfare rules or law didn't work, how can stats say it did? how can you say it didn't? >> for a while, we send a message. five years, you're off. and you have to work. a lot of women said okay, i'm going to
. and newt gingrich will join us, and wednesday night, mrs. romney will be here, you don't want to miss that. go to greta wire.com. good night from washington. on. good luck. >> the rirl factor is on. tonight. >> you are asking the american people to hire you as president of the united states think would like to hear some specifics. >> mitt romney dodges questions about what deductions and exemptions he would outlaw. why is the governor doing that he? he wool tell you. >> i don't think -- we will tell. >> you i don't think anyone is going to be confused as to the ideological belief of most of the people who appear on fox. >> i think that's grossly unfair. bret baier, is he an idealogue? >> i don't know bret baier. >> bill: you don't know. >> bernie goldberg itching to weigh in on the koppel o'reilly shootout. he will be here. >> do you think obama made the right choice by choosing paul ryan as his vice president? >> yeah. >> do you think he picked paul ryan because is he african-american or because he is qualified? >> it could be a little bit of both. >> at howard stern crew interviews some
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